The T.A.M.I. Show [Collector's Edition] [DVD] [1964]

  • SKU: 9743202
  • Release Date: 03/23/2010
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 12)

Special Features


  • Commentary by director Steve Binder
  • Original trailer with commentary by John Landis
  • Original T.A.M.I show radio spots
  • Commemorative booklet
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The T.A.M.I. Show
In 1964, producer and entrepreneur Bill Sargent and television director Steve Binder staged the Teen-Age Music International Show, a concert event which would showcase some of the biggest rock and pop acts of the day; Binder and his camera crew captured the proceedings on video tape (using a then-innovative high definition process called Electronovision), and the results were transferred to film and released to theaters as The T.A.M.I. Show. While The Beatles were occupied with making their own movie, the roster of performers otherwise reads like a "who's who" of early-60's rock -- original guitar hero Chuck Berry, three of Motown's biggest stars (Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and The Supremes), two leading British Invasion acts (Gerry and the Pacemakers and Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas), garage rock legends The Barbarians, teen angst goddess Leslie Gore, and surf music pioneers The Beach Boys and Jan & Dean (the latter of whom also served as hosts). Closing the show is a veritable "Battle of the Bands" between two of the most exciting stage acts in rock history, James Brown and his Famous Flames (Brown's dancing still inspires awe decades later) and The Rolling Stones (who look young and green, but are already blessed with a near-deadly charisma). Regarded by many aficionados as one of the very best rock and roll movies ever made, The T.A.M.I. Show was more talked about than seen within a few years of its original release; legal action by The Beach Boys caused their appearance to be cut from most archival prints, and music rights issues prevented the film from being released on home video until a fully restored DVD edition (including the Beach Boys performance) finally arrived in 2010. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Chuck Berry
    Chuck Berry
  • James Brown
    James Brown
  • Marvin Gaye
    Marvin Gaye
  • Teri Garr
    Teri Garr



Overall customer rating

4.8
92%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    IT'S ABOUT TIME.....................

    Posted
    mrgeetarhizzelf

    Dick Clark gives us what may be his parting gift to rock fans after a forty six year wait, the legendary TAMI Show. Recorded on a precursor to high definition video in1964, it has never been legitimately released for home viewing in its complete form until now. Directed by Steve Binder,whose audio commentary track is invaluable in understanding the technical hurdles of 1960's TV and more importantly his discourse on the place that the TAMI Show occupies in not only music history but more importantly its position in social history as a document of racial inclusion in its billing,cast and audience just weeks after the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The appearances by such music legends as the Rolling Stones,Chuck Berry,Smokey Robinson,Marvin Gaye,The Supremes and the restoration of the Beach Boys set nonwithstanding, the viewer is given a rare opportunity to witness the precise moment a crossover star is made in seeing the set handed in by James Brown playing to his first significantly mixed audience and seeemingly pulls out all the stops.James gives the audience and viewer EXACTLY what he was doing night after night in chitlin' circuit theatres all across the USA.It is not for nothing that his TAMI Show performance is considered possibly the greatest "rock" performance ever filmed .Anyone who wants to see where Michael Jackson learned those "moves" need look no further than here. Rock music would change rapidly from the relatively innocent days of 1964 and only one other concert film,the "BIG TNT Show" from 1965 as yet to be released would chronicle the old time package shows that people like Dick Clark pioneered in the late fifties and early sixties. The TAMI Show is absolutely worth the almost fifty year wait,living up to every claim that has ever been made for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Grandfather of Rock Concert Videos

    Posted
    Marshall6

    I've been waiting for this video to appear on DVD for decades.This show and all of it's are legendary if not iconic.And that certainly goes for James Brown's performance.Let me tell you when I first saw this movie in the theater I was no James Brown fan but when I left that movie theater he had made me a believer.Many people the world over are still talking it.Even Sting of the Police sings about it.But the whole show for its time is beyond its era for the cinematography (sharpness,closeness and angles).Not to mention the dancers and their choreography added great visuality to the entire production to say the lest.Mary Wilson of the Supremes commented years later that during their performance the dancers got so close to her that it made her nervous and she wasn't sure just what was going to happen next.Anyway I could go on and on about this DVD just get it.If you like rock n' roll and like musical performances you won't be sorry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THE T.A.M.I. SHOW WIDESCREEN COLECTORS EDITION

    Posted
    Anonymous

    THIS WAS ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING ROCK SHOWS OF ALL TIME. IT'S TERRIBLE THAT IT TOOK 43 YEARS FOR THIS TO SHOW UP ON DVD. ALL THE GROUPS INCLUDING MY COUSIN VICTOR (MOULTY) MOULTON AND THE BARBARIANS SOUNDED AND LOOKED AS GOOD AS THEY DID AT THE HEIGHT OF ROCK AND ROLL. SAD THAT BEST BUY DIDN'T THINK THIS DVD WARRANTED BEING CARRIED AND ADVERTISED FOR SALE IN THE STORE BUT ONLY COULD BE ORDERED BY MAIL AND THEN ONLY IF YOU KNEW THIS DVD WAS AVAILABLE. BEST BUY DID NOT ADVERTISE THIS. IN STORE THIS DVD COULD HAVE SOLD 100'S OF COPIES...ESPECIALLY IN NEW ENGLAND AREA. BIG MISTAKE ON THEIR PART.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A long lost treasure

    Posted
    llehman35

    This is an amazing movie made in 1965 - ling before MTV or music videos. This was a time when nobody really thought of archiving rock concerts. REcorded for posterity are some of the greatest performers in rock, pop and soul - including James Brown, the Supremes, The Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones and many others in their prime or in the very start of their careers. Like "Monterey Pop" the T.A.M.I. show was the seminal performance for many of the acts. When you play it, sit back, turn up the volume and enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everybody from 60's

    Posted
    Nona43

    Great singer(s) from 1964 on this DVD from James Brown, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, Lesly Gore, Jan Dean, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Supremes, The Rolling Stones and others. The picture is great and sounds was good too. I felt like dancing the Jerk and Whiskey A GO GO. I know why we never gain weight during that time it is because, we were learning a new dance everyweek. I wish they would bring out more of this type music DVD's.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent show for 60's music fans

    Posted
    lawnmower1

    Very entertaining restoration of this 60'concert featuring some of the biggest stars of the Pop, R&B and British invasion music scene. Most remained popular for many years and had a big influence on todays music. It is clear that this DVD was done with loving care to preserve this music for old and new fans alike. Must have for fans of 60's music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great memories

    Posted
    Goldthwaite

    The T.A.M.I. show including the Beach Boys is great. Brings back memories of when I saw the movie at the Paramount. It gave my sixteen year old an understanding of what music and the entertainers were like when I was sixteen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Over rated DVD

    Posted
    Chuck2

    The number of music/singing stars of the concert are very limited compared to those that actually participated in the concert. For example, the Beach Boys were at the concert but were not in the DVD.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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